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PostSubject: Wish Bone   Sun 03 Aug 2008, 6:45 am

Just wondered if anyone else done this....after you have cooked your chicken....do you retrieve the wish bone....dry it out....then make a wish with it?.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Sun 03 Aug 2008, 9:47 am

We used to do that as kids. If I remember correctly, you each hold one side with your pinky then break. The person who gets the big piece "wins" and gets to make a wish.
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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Sun 03 Aug 2008, 10:10 am

Yeah thats right Urisk Laughing well....we still do it...
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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Mon 04 Aug 2008, 1:20 am

I must admit I have not done that since I was a kid either. I wonder where the tradition came from?

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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Mon 04 Aug 2008, 1:25 am

I don't know Ian where it comes from....there must still be that kid in me....Ha ha ha!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Mon 11 Aug 2008, 2:09 pm

(laughter)

When I first saw this thread, I thought you meant the kids' television show called Wishbone. It starred a small dog with a vivid imagination. He starred in a variety of roles in literary classics, with narration from Wishbone of the story and his actions. Imagine a Jack Russell terrier playing Mr. Darcy and you get the idea.

I was told by a folklore professor (mind you, she was several sandwiches short of a picnic, so take this with a huge grain of salt and some extra on the side) that the tradition had to do with breaking physical objects to release energy.
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PostSubject: Re: Wish Bone   Mon 11 Aug 2008, 2:14 pm

Mmmm That's very interest Wombat....never heard that before, nor did I know where the wishbone pulling came from Very Happy
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